Vietnam Proposes to Fully Open for Tourism from March 15
Updated - Vietnam reopens tourism activities from March 15: On February 16, the Government Office just announced the conclusion of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at a meeting to discuss the plan to reopen tourism activities. In the announcement, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam agreed with the proposal of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the opinions of ministries and agencies at the meeting on the time to reopen tourism activities in the following conditions. new normal in accordance with the direction of the Government and the Prime Minister on "flexibly adapting, safely and effectively controlling the Covid-19 epidemic" from March 15, 2022.
The Deputy Prime Minister requested the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with relevant ministries and agencies in, agreeing on contents and regulations on welcoming international tourists; finalize and urgently announce the plan to reopen tourism activities, with detailed instructions for units and localities to actively organize the implementation.
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The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will work specifically with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant ministries and sectors to urgently report in detail to the Government and Prime Minister on visa policies applicable to foreign tourists. international tourists entering Vietnam.
Regarding the issuance of entry visas (visa), Vietnam previously exempted visas unilaterally for 13 countries and bilaterally for 88 countries/territories. However, due to the outbreak of the disease from 2020 and depending on the development of the epidemic in other countries, the Government has issued a resolution to stop implementing this visa exemption mechanism.
Under the new normal conditions, the ministries and branches will agree to report to the Government for permission, when it is March 15, they will stop applying restrictive measures on visa issuance and carry out the same as before the epidemic, including issuing visas. e-visa, unilateral and bilateral visa exemption.
International tourists when coming to Vietnam do not have to register according to tours or routes as in the pilot period, but only need to fully meet the regulations of the Ministry of Health on vaccination against Covid-19; have negative test results before boarding (within 24 hours for rapid test method, 72 hours for RT-PCR method); for countries with stricter regulations, the regulations of these countries shall apply; install at least one health management application as prescribed by Vietnamese professional agencies and turn it on continuously during your stay in Vietnam.
For international visitors entering via air way, those with suspected symptoms must undergo rapid testing at the airport, the rest must return to their pre-registered accommodation and self-isolate within 24 hours. hours and perform rapid testing or RT-PCR, continue medical monitoring within 14 days under the guidance of the Ministry of Health, strictly implement 5K.
International visitors entering via land are tested at the border gate before entry.
Ministries and sectors also agreed with the proposal of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism that international visitors entering Vietnam must pay insurance premiums to enjoy the insurance level of 10,000 USD (about 30 USD/person on average). in case of having to be treated for Covid-19 in Vietnam.
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